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Pruning Sweet Cherries
Pruning Sweet Cherries

One important note: always prune cherries when you will have at least 2 days of dry weather. This can help reduce canker. Most people grow sweet cherries as freestanding ‘bush’ shaped trees.  In a future post, we’ll talk about growing sweet cherries as an espalier or fruiting wall form called UFO (upright fruiting offshoot). Cherry […]

Plant of the Week- March 16
Plant of the Week- March 16

Strawberries! Why are we talking about strawberries in March? Because it is the perfect time to to plant! Planting bare root strawberry crowns while they are dormant is easy and economical. And, if you plant day-neutral varieties, you’ll get fruit this summer! Strawberries prefer sandy, well drained soil and full sun. Remove all weeds, and […]

Peppers! By Celeste Monke
Peppers! By Celeste Monke

‘Tis the season. Temperatures are high and the hothouse fruits are fruiting. This furry fellow still has some days to go, but should turn into a spicy 2” beast with a heat level somewhere between Serranos and Cayenne. A furry pepper you ask? Yes. It’s a Rocoto pepper, from the Andean highlands species Capsicum pubescens […]

Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #4
Intern Projects: Working towards Sustainability, #4

Intern Profile: Chris Henderson Chris broke from an eight-year career as a wind energy engineer in Seattle to come to Cloud Mountain as a full-time farming intern. During his undergraduate years studying engineering at Michigan State University, Chris became active in environmental issues and committed to positive solutions. “How we generate and use energy is […]

Summer Harvest Day and Open House
Summer Harvest Day and Open House

Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cloud Mountain Farm Center will be hosting an Open House and Summer Harvest Day. This is an opportunity for you to come out and visit to learn about the various crop and production trials and internship program happening here. We’ll have stations set up with a […]


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